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Maybe a Reasonable Answer to the Abortion Issue
By oldedude
July 13, 2023 8:42 am
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I know many Catholic organizations are not on board with this. And, I see it as a good, common-sense option.

My reservations about this (as usual) is there is no doctor looking for issues with the drug. The plusses are that a younger woman that is going to have sex anyway has the ability to choose another option (pre conception). I know we're all supposed to think our kids are perfect. Just to state the obvious, they're not. If this is another option, especially for low-income and inner-city juveniles (therein lies the issue with planned parenthood and liability).

Also, there may be a rise in STDs while couples figure things out. I still don't think that's a reason to NOT put this OTC.

FDA approves first over-the-counter birth control pill

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the birth control pill Opill to be available over-the-counter — the first nonprescription birth control pill in the United States.

“Today’s approval marks the first time a nonprescription daily oral contraceptive will be an available option for millions of people in the United States,” Dr. Patrizia Cavazzoni, the director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a statement. “When used as directed, daily oral contraception is safe and is expected to be more effective than currently available nonprescription contraceptive methods in preventing unintended pregnancy.”

Opill is a “mini-pill” that uses only the hormone progestin.

Its manufacturer, Perrigo, called the FDA action a “milestone” and a “giant leap for women’s empowerment ” in a statement. It said the company is committed to making the pill “accessible and affordable to women and people of all ages.”

“Today’s approval is a groundbreaking expansion for women’s health in the U.S., and a significant milestone towards addressing a key unmet need for contraceptive access,” said Frederique Welgryn, Perrigo global vice president for women’s health.

It’s not clear when Opill will be available over the counter at stores. The FDA says it’s up to Perrigo to determine the timeline and the medication’s price.

The FDA has faced pressure to allow Opill to go over-the-counter from lawmakers as well as health care providers.

In a statement Thursday, the agency addressed increasing reproductive access for women and adolescents.

“Nonprescription availability of Opill may reduce barriers to access by allowing individuals to obtain an oral contraceptive without the need to first see a health care provider. Almost half of the 6.1 million pregnancies in the U.S. each year are unintended. Unintended pregnancies have been linked to negative maternal and perinatal outcomes, including reduced likelihood of receiving early prenatal care and increased risk of preterm delivery, with associated adverse neonatal, developmental and child health outcomes. Availability of nonprescription Opill may help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and their potential negative impacts,” the FDA said in the statement.

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  1. by Donna on July 13, 2023 8:45 am

    I read a little about that a couple of days ago. Sounds like it will be very beneficial.

  2. by oldedude on July 13, 2023 9:06 am
    Baby steps (so to speak). I'm hoping it doesn't meet too much resistance.

  3. by Donna on July 13, 2023 9:27 am

    Me 2, but with those crazy MAGAs, as they say, all bets are off.

    I think you and Hts would be making better use of your time trying to talk sense into the crazies that have taken over your party rather than wasting it here.

  4. by HatetheSwamp on July 13, 2023 9:59 am

    Ah, "crazy"...

    Sanctimony. Baha bahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Yeah. YOU define sanity.

  5. by Indy! on July 13, 2023 10:12 am

    Good news / bad news

    The good news: The Supreme Clowns overstepping their bounds (as well as committing perjury in pursuit of their illegally obtained status as "justices") when they tried to outlaw abortion by overturning Roe has the unintended consequence of getting the FDA off their corporated bribed asses to do something about the multitude of perfectly safe birth control options that have been waiting for their approval for years.

    The bad news: The Supreme Clowns are already looking for ways to outlaw birth control.

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